Cebu Normal University- Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center College of Medicine bags multiple awards during the 9th Central Visayas Health Research & Innovation Conference held last May 8 – 10, 2024 at the University of Cebu- Banilad and University of Southern Philippines Foundation. This milestone highlights both the faculty and students’ dedication and interest for medical research.

The theme of this convention was dubbed, “Harmonizing Health Innovation in Central Visayas by Leveraging Technology in Achieving SDGs.”

  • 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition

1st PLACE – Student Category

Mr. Marc Jebrick E. Ilustrisimo

“Genotoxicity & Cytotoxicity Profile of E-Cigarette Liquid with Different Nicotine Concentrations on Allium Cepa (Onion) Root Meristem Cell”

1st PLACE – Non-Experimental Research (Student Category)

“Mapping and Assessment of Dengue Cases in Cebu City, Philippines from 2018-2022”

Ms. Gerrianne Faith B. Rizon

  • Research Infographics Contest

1st Place: Professional Category

Dr. Narciso Tapia

“Understanding Infodemics: Thematic Analysis of Posts Containing “Herbals” in a Facebook Page for Dialysis Patients”

3rd Place: Student Category

“Association of Exposure to Rehabilitation Medicine and Demographic Profile with intent to take up Rehabilitation Medicine for Residency Among PGIs in Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center”

Mr. Pompeyo Davnar Almagro II

Finalists – Experimental Research (Student Category)

“Cytoprotective Effects of Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Peel Extracts Against Doxurubicin-induced Toxicity in HK-2 Human Proximal Tubular Kidney Cell Lines”

Ms. Camille Puzon

Finalists – Non-Experimental Research (Student Category)

“KAP Among Hospital Employees and Association of Their Sociodemographic Characteristics Towards Blood Donation in VSMMC”

Ms. Regine Ruth L. Roxas